CBL Mariner 2.0 Security Update: telegraf (CVE-2023-46129)

high Nessus Plugin ID 185990


The remote CBL Mariner host is missing one or more security updates.


The version of telegraf installed on the remote CBL Mariner 2.0 host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CVE-2023-46129 advisory.

- NATS.io is a high performance open source pub-sub distributed communication technology, built for the cloud, on-premise, IoT, and edge computing. The cryptographic key handling library, nkeys, recently gained support for encryption, not just for signing/authentication. This is used in nats-server 2.10 (Sep 2023) and newer for authentication callouts. In nkeys versions 0.4.0 through 0.4.5, corresponding with NATS server versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.3, the nkeys library's `xkeys` encryption handling logic mistakenly passed an array by value into an internal function, where the function mutated that buffer to populate the encryption key to use. As a result, all encryption was actually to an all-zeros key. This affects encryption only, not signing. FIXME: FILL IN IMPACT ON NATS-SERVER AUTH CALLOUT SECURITY. nkeys Go library 0.4.6, corresponding with NATS Server 2.10.4, has a patch for this issue. No known workarounds are available. For any application handling auth callouts in Go, if using the nkeys library, update the dependency, recompile and deploy that in lockstep. (CVE-2023-46129)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 185990

File Name: mariner_telegraf_CVE-2023-46129.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 11/19/2023

Updated: 11/19/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-46129


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:microsoft:cbl-mariner:telegraf, p-cpe:/a:microsoft:cbl-mariner:telegraf-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:microsoft:cbl-mariner

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CBLMariner/release, Host/CBLMariner/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46129